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>> anderson: welcome back. molly are you ok? i feel bad. you were great love to have you back. molly sims. see you tomorrow. bye-bye. the man who gained notoriety for becoming the olympic's first amputee runner
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is now charged with murder. to hear her scream, it was like nails on the chalkboard. >> and an east bay homicide investigation -- underway.
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he stated that he was a trained sniper in his e-mail was detailed in a rather specific way certain weapons that he possessed and exactly how he was going to kill me. >> why the state senator was targeted. good afternoon. i'm tori campbell. state senator yee is responding to threats against him made by a santa clara man who had been keeping bombs in his home. ktvu's janine de la vega has the chilling details about the threat and what's happening at the house right now. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. we're here on humboldt avenue and california patrol officers
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are behind me in the home where you see it's being covered up by a blue tarp. they are doing a tedious search for more explosives and dangerous chemicals. they've gone through the house and about two hours ago, they brought out homemade devices that were found. a san jose police bomb vehicle with a trailer attached just hauled away the destructive devices. they were placed in a container that can handle a possible detonation while it's being transported. it's being taken to an undisclosed location where it can be detonated. people in homes nearby were told to shelter in place. we're told that up to five homemade explosives were discovered and there is a chance they could find more. they say the house is extremely cluttered and devices were found throughout the property. >> it's very tedious.
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due to the fact -- not only are you trying to do the collecting the evidence and you are super hypervigilant that may be devices. you don't really know. >> reporter: the man who lives at the house, 45-year-old everett basham was arrested for making threats to a public official, being in possession of bomb making material and illegally carrying a gun. leland yee confirmed that he received a death threat through an e-mail. the author of the e-mail said if he did not try to stop ending legislation to end violence he would be assassinated in or around the capitol. >> he stated that he was a trained sniper and his e-mail details in a rather specific way certain weapons that he possessed and exactly how he was going to kill me. >> reporter: yee said he immediately reported it to senate sergeants who turned it over to the chp, the agency
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responsible for protecting state officials. the team from the chp is from sacramento here and they tell me they will be here as long as it takes. again, they are doing a thorough search for more explosives and evidence and they don't want to rush it. they could be here on humboldt avenue which is just around the corner from santa clara high school, all day. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. the san jose man accused of plotting to blow up an oakland bank building made his first court appearance this morning. mathew aaron lonasia did not enter a plea and cameras were not allowed inside. his public defender says he needs more time to look at the evidence and to see if he is mentally competent to stand trial. he was arrested on friday as part of a month-long fbi sting. the fbi says he intended to detonate a car bomb outside a bank of america branch on
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heggen berg -- hegenberger road. oscar pistorius has been arrested at his home in south africa after police found the body of his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. investigators say she was shot four times inside the home. they also say there had been previous incidents of a domestic nature at the home. she had a modeling career, law degree and was about to em bark on a television career. >> she was a great fun, presence of a person. i worked with her shooting magazine features. >> the day before she was killed, she tweeted she was excited about valentine's day. an elementary school in the east bay is closed today due to a homicide investigation. sal castanedo has just spoken to the victim's father. he joins us live now.
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good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. hillside is closed. just on the other side of the fence police say an 18-year-old was killed. we just spoke to the victim's father and he had stuff to say to us a few moments ago. alameda county sheriff's deputies say foster was shot in the bock multiple times at about 9:00 last night after -- in the back multiple times at about 9:00 last night after he was hear playing dice with people. >> i heard two shouts. there was a -- shots. there was two and then a pause and then two more. >> reporter: they were on campus after hours playing dice even though the gates are locked. one family member came looking for foster after he didn't come home. this woman who lives close to the school says she will never forget when deputies informed the mother of the victim. >> i guess the police told her it was hill and just to hear her screaming was like nails on
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chalkboard. it was horrific. it was something out of a horror movie. >> reporter: foster's friend showed up last night and into the morning saying they are devastated. >> one of my friends is saying that he was shot in a dice game over like $2. i was like wow. why would someone do that? >> reporter: foster was a star oakland football player in high school. friends say he was following in the footstep ofs of his older brother who played for cal. he also has a younger sister who attends school here. >> the school will reopen tomorrow. the police have told us they are finishing up everything up right now. >> reporter: foster is seen here in a facebook photo. now, as tori mentioned, we spoke to the boy's father. he came up, was looking around at the school.
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pretty sad and emotional. he also did confirm to us that his 5-year-old daughter does go to the school. he says he doesn't know whether or not he will keep her in the school. the family is devastated. coming up on the news at 5:00. >> john saw successky will have more on -- saw sakaki will have more on this. back to you. thank you, sal. a stabbing happened on north 21st street just after classes ended for the day. friends say the victim, anthony santa cruz, was a member of the football team. the coach said the teenager was the father of a 2-year-olden to and was trying to put gang ties behind him. students today reacted to his death. >> it's kind of weird not seeing him. i guess we gotta be careful. you never know what can happen. >> at a memorial last night, members of the football team
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gathered to light candles and pray. san jose police have not released a motive for the attack or named any suspects but have said the stabbing may be gang-related. just about an hour, alameda county supervisors are set to controversy the -- are set to consider the controversy plan using drones. the sheriff wants to use the unmanned aircraft for major law enforcement operations like bomb threats, hostage standoffs and search and rescue operations. critics are already fighting the sheriff's plan citing privacy concerns. new at noon -- valentine's day has turned into a day of protest at city hall. claudine wong is live to let us know what's happening there right now. >> reporter: we have an interesting situation here at city hall. we're in the rotunda, valentine's day, a very popular day to get married. we've seen a lot of couples get married here.
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people can go ahead and give their vows and walk off as a married couple. i want to walk you over here to the south light court. right next to the rotunda is a press conference that's underway right now. inside this room are a lot of couples as well. but these couples are not allowed to get married because they legally can't because they are same-sex couples who are hoping to be married and hoping the laws change soon. we could be looking at big changes soon because the supreme court next month will be looking at this issue. the highest court will be considering the constitutionality at the defensive marriage act and prop 8. a decision in that case could have far-reaching implications for the country. now, we did talk to one couple in here who have been together for ten years. domestic partners for four years and are hoping to get married. we talked to them about why they are here. >> we're here to point out the inequality that exists with marriage rights and we're
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hopeful, we're sending a hopeful message this might be the last time we'll be denied a marriage license. things are going our way. >> reporter: are you gonna walk over there and go through the process of trying to get one? >> we are gonna walk over there. i don't think we'll ask for a marriage license specifically because we recognize that the city and county of san francisco are on our side. they want to be able to issue us a license. >> reporter: back live here at the south light court inside city hall, as you can see, a lot of people gather holding i do signs, support marriage equality. after they finish here, they will leave here and walk to the clerk's office where they will try to get marriage licenses which we know they can't. once they do that, the sheriff's department says if they detain people they will let them know immediately. obviously san francisco very vocal as part of the suit to
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get same-sex marriage passed. this is a very cooperative protest today. but the people we talked to said they hope they send a message, they hope people get out there and fight their way to the supreme court on these two very critical cases. live here in san francisco, claudine wong, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, claudine. san francisco sheriff ross mirkarimi planned valentine's day dances today inside the county jails. he helped arrange two events, one at the men's jail, one at the women's. mirkarimi pleaded guilty to a domestic violence-related charge last year. he was reportedly not ininvited to -- invited to join other city leaders in events opposing domestic violence. we have new information on the disabled carnival ship. the coast guard said the ship is adrift off the coast of alabama because of a broken tow line. the shipp was scheduled to --
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the ship was scheduled to arrive at a port in mobile today. there are 4200 people on the ship. a fire on board knocked out power on sunday. since then, passengers and crew have dealt with overflowing toilets and no ventilation inside passenger cabins. moms are asking congress to have a heart this valentine's day. the push for gun safety laws. mark tamayo is tracking a warming trend and he will tell you just how warm you can expect it to get. the golden state warriors are revising their arena proposal. we'll tell you why. [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to keep from driving all over for the best deals. you don't need to run around. safeway gives you real big club card deals each week. right now, tide is $5.49 for 50 ounces. that's under 20 cents a load! skip the warehouse. charmin is $8.99 for 16 double rolls.
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a group of moms is in washington today urging lawmakers to act now on gun safety laws. ktvu's kyla campbell is in the nation's capital and talked to a california congresswoman who supports the group. kyla? >> reporter: yeah, tori. jackie speier plans on meeting with the group called "moms rising" this afternoon. this morning the members met with supporters at a church in washington. moms rising has more than 1 million members online. the group started years 'ago but gained thousands of support following the shooting in december. they came here on valentine's day to urge congress to have a
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heart and pass gun control legislation. they just delivered valentine's days with 150,000 signatures. >> we have outdated gun policies and it's time to update them. it's time to make sure that we have universal background checks. >> when you see 20 different coffins at funerals, how can you not be impacted by it. >> reporter: earlier this year, "moms ricing" helped collect 300 signatures -- "moms rising" helped collect 300 signatures asking walmart to stop selling guns and ammunition. police who took part in the shootout with christopher dorner say they did not intentionally burn down the cabin where they believe he was hiding. s.w.a.t. teams tossed tear gas but today they are defending their
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action. the sheriff says all of the evidence of the burned remains point to the accused killer. jim and karen reynolds, this couple, say they broke into their condo, tied them up and stole their car. they say they thought they were going to die. >> first he had us lay on the bed and cross our feet. then he had me lay on the floor, lay flat and cross my feet and he used a plastic tie. i that cut my circulation off. >> dorner said he was not going to clear him but was trying to clear his name. once he left, karen reynolds was able to call 911 on her cell phone. police are looking for a man who snatched a woman's purse during a street robbery. it happened last night on bryant. the woman in her 50s tells police a man approached her from behind and threw her to the ground. after a struggle, he was able to get her purse. police say he took off in a
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black vehicle that was waiting. police are looking to see if the suspect is linked to other robberies. a woman caught red-handed stealing packages from porches is under arrest. this is daniel shawntae taking -- danielle shawntae taking packages. she was arrested on suspicion of felony theft, petty theft. police say she was in possession of stolen mail and credit cards. a former east pay middle school student has filed a lawsuit against the mt. diablo school, a principal and former teacher who pled guilty last year to having sex with her. the teacher was sentenced last year to nine years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges to having sex with a minor. the contra costa times reports the former student at diablo view middle school is 18 and claims the school district and
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principal should have investigated previous complaints against the teacher. well, a lot of sunshine for today. the advertised warmup right on track. a few neighborhoods around 70 degrees for your thursday afternoon. just in time for your valentine's day. looking outside, looking out toward oakland a bit of haze. air quality coming down a little bit with this area of high pressure on top of us. we have the haze. it will a factor for today and tomorrow. we have clearing skies. some patchy dense fog earlier this morning. right now, a little bit of haze out there and lingering patches near the marin county coastline. more sunshine, that will be the rule as we head into the afternoon hours. as far as current temperatures. they are beginning to warm up after the cold start. fairfield checking in in the in the upper 60s. san francisco downtown 61. oakland upper 50s. for today, more sunshine, it
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will be mild out there. tomorrow some patchy, morning fog. still, on the warm side. the weekend still looking pretty nice. we do drop off the temperatures a little bit for saturday but especially by sunday. we had the fog this morning clearing out already. high pressure continues to build offshore and northerly flow around this high. that's the offshore flow. it clears out the low clouds and fog. more sunshine for today and also for your friday. temperatures on track, a lot of 60s in the forecast maps this afternoon and same deal for tomorrow. warmest locations right around 70. we do sprinkle a few 70s later this afternoon and into friday. here's our forecast model. see nothing but clear skies this afternoon at 4:00. you will notice the motion of the clouds moving from this direction, moving out to the northeast heading to the south. evidence of the cloud movement over the next couple of days. forecast for today, looking great. a lot of 60s for santa rosa.
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one of the 70s showing up. san francisco 63. pacifica at 60. san jose upper 60s and you can see a few low 70s for santa cruz and gilroy. here is a look ahead, your five- day forecast with your weekend always in view. for your friday, there you can see temperatures still on the mild side after that cool start. we could have some patchy fog to start out the day. but no major issues. and then into the weekend, we drop off the temperatures. especially by sunday. partly cloudy skies on monday. just beyond monday. we could be talking about a rain cloud, the chance of a few showers. it's been a very dry month. we could use the rain. maybe a few rain showers. today looking great for valentine's day. the golden state warriors are revising the proposal for a new arena. the first version has part of the arena sticking out over the edge of piers 30 and 32. that does not leave enough room alongside -- along that side for a cruise ship to dock.
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that's important because the team wants to include a backup cruise ship berth as a way to get projects backing by state regulators. a new midge merger creates the -- a new merger creates the biggest airline. what will that mean for travelers? and love is in the air. how much the average person is expected to spend this valentine's day.
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after a strong start in january, u.s. stock markets
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drifted sideways. renewed worries about europe today, overshadowed and encouraging weekly jobless report. stocks slipping between slight gains and losses. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is flat at 13,982. the nasdaq is up 3. s&p up 2. the numbers are in for new home sales in january. according to research firm dataquick about 5500 homes were sold in the bay area last month. that's up more than 3% from january of last year. the medium price for a home in the bay area was 415,000, up more than 27% from last january's price. these are the strongest sales numbers in six years. researchers say the market is still far from normal. it is official. american airlines and u.s. airways have merged to become the world's largest airline. the announcement of the $11 billion deal was made this morning. the newly-formed airline will
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keep the american airlines name. some analysts say the new company will provide better service since few of their current roots overlap and many connect. but others warn, the new airline will mean less competition and higher prices. it's valentine's day and people are out spending big bucks today on gifts for their sweethearts. according to chump experts, americans will spend -- consumer experts, men will spend an average of $108. women are not the only ones getting flowers and candy. a recent survey finds that women will spend about $55 on their significant others. overall, americans plan to spend $18.5 billion on candy, cards, food and gifts this valentine's day. today on ktvu channel 2 news at 5:00, we are at the scene in santa clara where law enforcement is still going through a home where they have already found explosives and we are looking into the suspect's
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